African fairy tale

African fairy taleAndrew Lang’s Fairy Books

Father Grumbler

Once upon a time there lived a man who had nearly as many children as there were sparrows in the garden. He had to work very hard all day to get them enough to eat, and was often tired and cross, and abused everything and everybody, so that people called…

African fairy taleAndrew Lang’s Fairy Books

Samba the Coward

In the great country far away south, through which flows the river Nile, there lived a king who had an only child called Samba. Now, from the time that Samba could walk he showed signs of being afraid of everything, and as he grew bigger he became more and more…

African fairy taleAndrew Lang’s Fairy Books

The Story of Halfman

In a certain town there lived a judge who was married but had no children. One day he was standing lost in thought before his house, when an old man passed by. ‘What is the matter, sir, said he, ‘you look troubled?’ ‘Oh, leave me alone, my good man!’ ‘But…